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About rileyman

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  • Birthday 12/05/1940
  1. Favourite French films

    it must be, at least, years that saw Last Year at Marienbad - Alain Resnais. I recently saw it again and still do not know what was going on ?????
  2. Favourite French films

    Showing in Malvern soon is Tirez sur le Pianiste plus a concert Jacques Brel songs.
  3. Pont Aven 4 berth cabins

    Solo We were right forward on Deck 8 when it was very rough. Water, not spray, hitting the window/port hole is a little disconcerting but Deck 6 public areas and, I suppose the cabins, were not too bad relatively speaking.
  4. Pont Aven 4 berth cabins

    in my opinion a 4 berth is not suitable for 3 adults who all would like to sleep. That means two cabins I am afraid. Deck 6 is best - we always request particular outside cabins, 6226, 6228 or 6297, 6297 on Pont Aven, near to the Reception I.e. near the centre of the ship/boat, and have always been successful.
  5. Be careful with the Ralfort if it Coleman's. It can bring serious tears to ones eyes if you put too much on the beef.
  6. We buy Brisket or Topside i.e cheaper cuts and do them in the slow cooker. They give, to us, much more flavour than the more expensive cuts done in the oven.
  7. St Malo Dockers’ Strike

    I forgot to add this: We have never had to claim as, whenever there has been a problem, we have had full or very substantial compensation without having to ask. I wonder if these people had insurance ??????
  8. St Malo Dockers’ Strike

    Wortley We are "old" i.e 72 and 77yrs and pay just under £300 for 12 month travel insurance. It is so high because of declared diagnoses such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes , cholesterol, pacemaker etc. It is annoying that these afflictions affect the premium as they are under full control. That is expensive for one holiday per year. We pay because we enjoy going to France.
  9. Height of BF Ships

    We have deliberately been on the top deck of PA at Xmas when it goes the up the Seine and it always looked as though it cannot get under the two bridges. In the end there was 'plenty' of clearance.
  10. Toll Road Petrol

    No GPS as Riley is positive earth and I don't feel the need, particularly, to change. As we do not cruise at 80+ mph, or are we able to, I think that we will probably stay on the lesser roads and enjoy the scenery. I will have a look at autoroute-eco.
  11. Toll Road Petrol

    Thanks or the replies. I use the prix-carburants site for info on petrol stations in town, usually supermarkets. The reason I ask is that the Riley only has 7gall tank which limits us to about 200 miles max. Any more info will gratefully received.
  12. Toll Road Petrol

    I think that I know the answer but- Are their any petrol stations on the Toll Roads ?
  13. Pre-order Breakfast

    We always just have a bowl of fruit for which there are no queues and have a 'proper' breakfast at a more sensible time.
  14. Gremlins on forum

    I have had no problem with this site have experienced it on 2 other sites that I regularly visit ???
  15. Great report. We were borne in Hull along time ago and I sailed on the Hull-Rotterdam ferries Norwind and Norwave when the service started in the 60's. What tiny ships they were, about 4000gt. In those days the road from Europort into Rotterdam was a narrow cobbled "track" and arriving in the centre of Rotterdam in the morning rush hour soon taught me how to drive on the right.